2014-2015 Season

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  • The Burden of Genius

    April 17th, 2015 - 7:30pmMartha2

    Matthew Kraemer Conductor                                   

    Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick Piano

    Slippery Rock University Concert Choir

    Stephen Barr Director of Choirs

    Wolf Scherzo and Finale
    Beethoven Fantasia, Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, op. 80
    Schumann Symphony No. 4, op. 120, d minor

    Nationally recognized piano soloist, lecturer and neuroscience enthusiast Dr. Martha Summa-Chadwick collaborates with the ECO, the Barber National Institute and the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir for a one-of-a-kind concert. In residency for over a week during Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Summa-Chadwick will present lectures and recitals across the city focusing on her scholarly work in the field of Music Therapy and Technology. Our Friday evening concert features Dr. Summa-Chadwick and the triumphant return of the Slippery Rock University Concert Choir, highlighting the works of composers with mental afflictions; Wolf, Beethoven and Schumann. A powerful, community-wide festival for audiences of all ages.

    Church of the Covenant
    250 West 7th Street, Erie, PA

  • Season Finale

    June 5th, 2015 - 7:30pmBonnie1

    Matthew Kraemer Conductor                                   

    Bonita Boyd Flute

    Beethoven Egmont: Overture
    Melinda Wagner Concerto for flute, strings and percussion
    Kodaly Dances of Marosszek (Marosszeki tancok)
    Dvorak Czech Suite, op. 398, D major (Ceska suita)

    Our 37th season concludes with a lively, exciting concert featuring four eclectic pieces spanning the musical timeline. Bonita Boyd, professor at the Eastman School of Music and one of the most respected flautists in the world, presents our third concerto of the season from living, American composers; Melinda Wagner’s Concerto for flute, strings and percussion. Rounding out the concert, as well as this unforgettable season, are selections from Beethoven, Kodaly and Dvorak.

    Cathedral Prep Auditorium
    250 West 10th Street, Erie, PA